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March 2019: Table of Contents



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Special Section: Annual All-Island Restaurant Guide

Our annual insert celebrates all the delicious dining options Hawai‘i offers. This year, we found 16 dishes that spotlight trending local ingredients, the best Taco Tuesday deals around town, the story behind six chefs’ favorite knives and expertly recommended BYOB picks. We also built the perfect pizza from several excellent slices and find out which restaurant’s wings came out on top of our March Madness-style bracket.

 

Capitol Improvements

Almost exactly 10 years after statehood, Hawai‘i’s lawmakers made the move from a palace to the nation’s last state Capitol. Now, 50 years later, you’re invited to the celebration.

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN AND CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Spring Fashion: Desert Blooms

Adventure calls this spring with safari-inspired silhouettes, wildly fun florals and earthy, sun-drenched hues.

BY STACEY MAKIYA AND BRIE THALMANN

 

Lost ... Then Found

A sketch of Maui that began on a French ship in 1819 is back in the Islands because of a collector, an Australian book dealer and a secret donor.

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN

 

Calabash


March Picks

Two reasons to run, local comedy giants and a Hōkūle‘a-inspired symphony performance take center stage this month.

By Christi Young

 

SEE ALSO: 5 Free Events in Honolulu in March 2019

 

Art Attack

Get ready to walk through interactive, botanical and LED art installations all over town. The Honolulu Biennial is back.

BY Kathleen Wong

 

Hawai‘i’s New Genre Writers Bust Out

These aren’t your grandmother’s romances, kid sister’s sword-and-buckler fantasies or Michener middlebrows. By owning local subjects—and losing the kitsch and cultural gaffes—Island writers are winning national audiences.

BY DON WALLACE

 

Like Beef?

Thin, crispy Hawai‘i-made beef jerky is officially a thing. We tasted 24 flavors to come up with our must-try short list.

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN

 

SEE ALSO: 5 Places to Satisfy Your Malassada Craving on Fat Tuesday

 

Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF

 

Quote Unquote: Murphy’s Draw

Don Murphy, 68, never dreamed of owning a restaurant, but when his boss, an investment banker in California, bought the old Matteo’s Royal Tavern on Merchant Street, it was either move to Hawai‘i and run it or be out of a job. Thirty-one years later, Murphy’s Bar and Grill is known as much for its St. Patrick’s Day block party and giving back to the community through fundraisers as it is for the stellar homemade pies made by “the backbone of this place,” Murphy’s wife, Marion.

Interview by KATRINA VALCOURT

 

From Our Files: Halekoa: The End of an Epoch

A modern state building was in the works. But a quiet coral-block barracks stood in its way.

BY Christi Young

 

Field Guide


Reinventing Wahiawā

How a couple’s real estate buy transformed a once seedy stretch of Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawā.

By natalie schack

HONOLULU Magazine March 2019 Cover

Kaua‘i shrimp stars in this comforting risotto dish at Mahina & Sun’s. Read more about four local ingredients in the spotlight now in our All-Island Restaurant Guide.
PHOTO: STEVE CZERNIAK

 

Opinion


Editor’s Page: And So It Grows

My admiration for farmers stems from decades of backyard fails.

BY CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Inside HONOLULU: Not Really Goodbye

It’s not really leaving when you’re still in the same office.

BY CATHERINE TOTH FOX

 

Afterthoughts: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

There’s a reason I take so many food pictures.

By Katrina Valcourt

 

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